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Five James Bond Girls at Hollywood Collector Show

By: FSWL team
Hollywood show july 2010
The Hollywood Show, Inc. presents vendor / exhibitor and celebrity guests shows in Chicago, Illinois and Burbank, California.

2010 represents their 20th year of promoting celebrity guests and movie memorabilia shows.

Annouonced James Bond film related guests for their next event in California include:

CAROLINE MUNRO - Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News and won. This led to modeling chores, her first job being for Vogue Magazine at the age of 17. She moved to London to pursue top modeling jobs and became a major cover girl for fashion and TV ads while there.

Decorative bit parts came her way in such films as Casino Royale (1967) and Where's Jack? (1969). One of her many gorgeous photo ads earned her a screen test and a one-year contract at Paramount where she won the role of Richard Widmark's daughter in the comedy/western A Talent for Loving (1969). She met first husband/actor Judd Hamilton filming this movie but they later divorced. Also in 1969 she became the commercial poster girl for "Lamb's Navy Rum," a gig that lasted ten years. She had no lines as Vincent Price's dead wife in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) which, in turn, led to a Hammer Studios contract and such lowbudget spine-tinglers as Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974).

More noticeable roles came outside the studio as the slave girl/love interest in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), the princess in At the Earth's Core (1976) and a lethal Bondian girl in the top-notch The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), one of Roger Moore's best outings in the '007' series. Her voluptuous looks got her Starcrash (1978), Maniac (1980), and Slaughter High (1986).

GLORIA HENDRY - Gloria's first job was as an assistant to the legal secretary in the New York office of the NAACP. She also became a model around this time and worked at the Playboy Club as a "Bunny." This exposure led to her being cast in her first movie, Hendry began her acting career in the 1968 Sidney Poitier film For Love of Ivy.

She is perhaps best known for portraying the Bond girl, Rosie Carver in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. In that film, she became the first African American woman to become romantically involved with 007. She is not, however, the first African-American Bond girl; that title went to Trina Parks. When the film was first released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were cut out because it was prohibited by the Apartheid government.

She later starred in several 1970s blaxploitation films, including the 1973 film Black Caesar and its sequel, the 1974 film Hell Up in Harlem. She also portrayed the martial arts expert, Sydney, in Black Belt Jones.

LANA WOOD - Svetlana Smedley (born March 1, 1946; as Svetlana Nikolaevna Gurdin), better known as Lana Wood, is an American actress and producer born to Russian emigré parents, Nikolai and Maria Zakharenko.

Lana Wood's parents were Russian, but they grew up far from their homeland: her father lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, while her mother grew up in a Chinese province. After her parents were married, they settled in Santa Monica, California, where Lana was born. By this time her parents had legally changed their surname to Gurdin.

Her sister, Natalie Wood, was named after director Sam Wood when Natalie first launched her child acting career. When Lana made her film debut, with sister Natalie in The Searchers (1956), their mother was asked under what last name should Lana be credited, and Maria agreed it would be best if she could be credited as "Wood", like her famous sister.

In 1970, Lana Wood pictures were published in Playboy. The Playboy pictures appeared in the April 1971 issue, along with Wood's poetry. This and many other factors lead to her being cast as bond girl Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 James Bond film:"Diamonds Are Forever." Her character may be brief in the movie, but is beloved by many fans. Two of Lana's scenes as Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever were deleted from the final film but are now available on DVD. The first scene is a deleted scene of Lana having dinner with Sean Connery. The second scene took place after Lana was thrown half naked into the pool; she returned to James Bond's apartment, soaking wet, wearing nothing but a white towel and to get the rest of her clothes and see what has become of Bond and sees him making love to Tiffany Case (Jill St. John). Before leaving, an agitated Lana took a card out of Tiffany's purse with her address on it; this second scene accounted for her death later in the film.

Wood had participated in more than 20 other films or television shows through her career, including:"Peyton Place". She retired from acting in 1982, concentrating on her career as a producer. But recently she is an in demand actress in such diverse projects (and upcoming ones) as: "The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith","War of Heaven","War of Heaven","Renovation","You'll Never Amount to Anything","Wild Michigan", and "Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D."

She continues to enjoy the process of working in film and television and is blessed with a loving family.

LUCIANA PALUZZI - Paluzzi's very first film was an uncredited walk-on part in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954). She went on to appear in many movies, most of which were made in her native Italy. In her early films, she is credited as Luciana Paoluzzi.

Even though Paluzzi had an extensive resume before and after her brush with Bond, audiences worldwide still remember her best as the fiery, red-haired villainess she played in Thunderball. Paluzzi originally auditioned for the part of the lead Bond girl, Dominetta "Domino" Palazzi. The producers eventually cast a former Miss France, Claudine Auger, changing the Domino character from an Italian to a Frenchwoman. Initially crestfallen when informed she did not get the part, Paluzzi rejoiced when told her consolatory prize was the part of the "bad girl", Fiona Volpe, which she said was "more fun to play".

In the 1959-1960 season, she appeared with David Hedison in the short-lived espionage television series, Five Fingers, a Martin Manulis Production on NBC. In 1964 she played the villainess in another espionage-based Ian Fleming creation, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. She appeared as the seductive THRUSH agent Angela in the first season episode "The Four Steps Affair" and in the movie version of the show's pilot episode, To Trap a Spy.[1] She was also second female lead in the Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello comedy vehicle Muscle Beach Party (1964). And she made appearances in many American television series.

Years later, Paluzzi admitted that being a Bond girl was a double-edged sword. She was amazed at the level of fame, publicity and recognition she received from Thunderball; but as a result of being in such an outlandish film, she felt she was taken less seriously as an actress when returning to the Italian film industry.

In 1975, Paluzzi acted alongside fellow Bond girl Ursula Andress in The Sensuous Nurse.

SERENA SCOTT THOMAS - Born in Dorset, England, Serena Scott Thomas has lived across Europe and the US including Ibiza, Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Miami.

Serena turned to acting from a successful career in modeling when she appeared in the BBC production of THE GREEN MAN. Early television credits include the POIROT series and SHE WOLF OF LONDON for HTV. She made her feature film debut in Peter Medaks LET HIM HAVE IT, which was based on a true story.

Thomas transition to U.S. television was as a series regular on the CBS drama NASH BRIDGES followed by a role on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER; leading to a cult following of the character Gwendolyn Post. Her film career continued with the independent feature RELAX It's JUST SEX and the 19th film in the James Bond series, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.

Her recent work has been split between the film and television world with the independent feature HAVEN opposite Stephen Dillaine and Orlando Bloom, HOSTAGE opposite Bruce Willis, THE THIRST opposite Jeremy Sisto, a recurring role on the WB series SUMMERLAND and guest appearances on F/X OVER THERE, and ABC FREDDIE.

Thomassubsequent television credits encompass performances in THE GUILTY, INSPECTOR ALLEYN, HEADHUNTERS and HARNESSING PEACOCKS. She received wide critical and popular praise for her performance in the title role of the mini-series DIANA: HER TRUE STORY. Her other TV credits include BERMUDA GRACE, AFTER ALL, SHERWOOD TRAVELS and the BBC mini-series NOSTROMO. Serena was a regular on the nightly drama, WICKED WICKED GAMES on My Network TV. She also stars as a mysterious recurring arms dealer in the hit CBS drama N.C.I.S.

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